- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man serving life in prison for a 1986 killing in which the victim’s husband was wrongfully convicted is now expected to go on trial in Austin in September in the death of another woman.

A Travis County judge granted requests Monday from both prosecutors and the defense to delay Mark Norwood’s trial. He was expected to go on trial next month in the 1988 beating death of Debra Baker.

Norwood was convicted in 2013 in the slaying of Christine Morton and sentenced to life in prison. That victim’s husband, Michael Morton, served nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in 2011.

Baker’s daughter, Caitlin Baker, tells the Austin American-Statesman (https://bit.ly/1ALHkWm ) she and her family are frustrated by the delays, adding, “We are ready for it to be over.”


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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